Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink breaks 22-year-old Premier League record

Chelsea weren’t able to gain three points during their home encounter with Stoke City, as Mame Biram Diouf erased Bertrand Traore’s first half goal, resulting in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Blues once again didn’t suffer a loss, which means coach Guus Hiddink has started his second stint with Chelsea by not losing any of his first 12 Premier League matches.

That means the Dutchman beats the record set by Frank Clark, who remained unbeaten during his first 11 league matches with Nottingham Forest in the 1993-1994 season, according to The Daily Mail.

Terry Venables is third on this list, as he went unbeaten for his first ten matches in the English top flight after joining forces with Bryan Robson at Middlesbrough in the 2000-2001 season. Martin O’Neill managed Aston Villa to a nine-game unbeaten run in 2006, which makes him number four.

The Blues are currently ranked 10th in the standings, with 40 points, improving on their bad start to the season. However, there’s also a negative note to make. Chelsea have won just five of those 12 matches with Hiddink as coach, meaning they registered a draw on seven occasions.

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